Friday, April 13, 2007


Not sure if everyone that reads this will think it's as hilarious as me or even if I should think it's hilarious at all because afterall I have married into this wonderful family. But oh my...
on my sister in law's blog she tells the story (more like soap opera) of her father's new wife. It makes me smile when there is very little in my life right now to smile about. Katy is laugh out loud funny!! It's nice to know I am not the only one who has to deal with complete idiots on a daily basis. I hope I can do a better job at finding the humor here...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The dreaded EXTENSION!

It's official. ALL active duty Army troops on the ground in Iraq will be extended for an additional 3 months. We are sad but optimistic. We were all so excited about the "over half way" mark that had just passed. People had started to count down the days to redeployment. So now we kinda feel a little deflated and downright sad. You can almost hear the collective sigh of reality setting in. Alone for another 7 months... Sigh.. what can you do?
Jack would say there's a job to do and we aren't finish doing it so we'll stay to get er done! But sheesh we miss him like crazy and the short R&R 17 day visit was great but really just made the missing him all the more fresh in our minds.
It doesn't make me feel any better when a soldier home on R&R runs into me at the PX and says "wow how are you doing...I mean knowing where Jack is and what he's doing ?" ...ummm like what's that supposed to mean? Well great! Now I am all paranoid. I didn't know he was GOING someplace I thought it was a communications silence thing no worries... but going someplace? now wait a sec...why in the hell did you have to go a say something like that?? oh for goodness sake!
I think would be completely sane if I were deaf. I recently came to this realization. I would have little to no trouble with my extremely loud and obnoxious neighbor, I would be safe from all the drama that seems to everywhere I go on this post. AND I wouldn't have to be affected by the absolutely insane things that some people say to me on a daily basis. Yep deaf seems to be a good option for me right now...maybe I'll just go buy some good ear plugs.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Cutest kid on the planet?

Well she might beat me up for this later in life but in my completely unbiased opinion...this kid of mine is just adorable at times. Even when she's sleeping. Cute cute cute. But how does that saying go? ...when she's good, she's really good but when she's bad, she's...? yeah she does have her moments of complete and utter loss of emotional control. But hey who doesn't ? She cracks me up all the time. Thank God she's ten years from being 14! I don't care how cute one is...the attitude of my 14 yr old makes her downright ...well ...insert word of choice here. I am sure this phase of my teen's life will pass. I am just hoping it does as quickly as that bad burger I had the other day did.